Forza Horizon 4 has done the following in support of Gaming for Everyone (inclusivity and accessibility)
- Difficulty and driving assists the Forza series is known for, so that the game can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be.
- Numerous controller presets that enable players to pick the controller layout that works best for them (PC version has fully customizable controller, something the Xbox versions don’t have, but this is something the team is considering adding at a later date)
- Subtitling in game for all pertinent dialogue in cinematics and gameplay (everything except radio DJ banter). There is not an option to change the size or position of subtitles, something the team is considering adding at a later date)
- Support for Speech-to-Text, Text-to-Speech for voice chat, in compliance with CVAA requirements (21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act). Screen Reader is not currently supported, but is something the team is considering adding at a later date.
- Three settings for color blindness have been added which change the color of some game map icons an UI based on selection: Protanopia, Deuteranopia, Tritanopia. The suggesting driving line color does not change based on these settings – it changed from green to blue in Forza Motorsport 5 to make it more visible to players with color blindness, and that is still how it is used in Horizon 4. The game’s UI, HUD, and menus were designed to be clearly visible and consistent to players with or without color blindness.
- New Quick Chat with D-pad enables everyone to communicate with others online with the press of a button.
- Full Multi-USB device support on PC. Play with any controller or device that has a USB output.
- New camera FOV setting options (on PC version) may help some with certain cognitive issues, but was mainly added in response to PC player preferences. (PC only for now, but pushing to include on console as well).
- Playground Games is partnering with Special Effect to help build devices to allow those with physical disabilities to enjoy games.